Postdoctoral Fellow

Ultrafast processes in magnetic nanostructures

Your tasks

  • To conduct outstanding research in the field of ultrafast processes in magnetic nanostructures
  • To fabricate nanostructures with electron beam lithography
  • To study ultrafast processes with a lab-based setup and X-Ray free electron lasers

Your profile

Excellent qualifications with a PhD degree in physics, materials science or a related subject are expected, with a high-quality track record in research. Extensive experience in using fs lasers to unravel ultrafast processes in magnetic materials is required. Knowledge of lithography and large-scale facility measurements would also be helpful. Good teamwork and communication skills are required, with a proactive approach to drive forward research in collaboration with different laboratories at the Paul Scherrer Institute and internationally.

We offer

Our institution is based on an interdisciplinary, innovative and dynamic collaboration. You will profit from a systematic training on the job, in addition to personal development possibilities and our pronounced vocational training culture. If you wish to optimally combine work and family life or other personal interests, we are able to support you with our modern employment conditions and the on-site infrastructure.

Your employment contract is limited to 4 years. For further information, please contact Dr Valerio Scagnoli, phone +41 56 310 44 14 or Email

Please submit your application online by (including list of publications and addresses of referees) for the position as a Postdoctoral Fellow (index no. 3701-00).

Paul Scherrer Institut Human Resources Management, Silja Giacomini-Diebold, 5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland